The International Changemaker

The Student News Site of EF Academy

The International Changemaker

The International Changemaker

Olympics International sign in London on January 6, 2010.

Olympics Without Limits

Makar Kraev, Reporter May 13, 2024

Modern Olympics have been around for over 120 years and are largely known for showing what the best of us in each sport are capable of. With all respect to athletes, however, the limit of human potential...

Student laptop. May 13th 2024.

The California Education Department Should Provide Computers For All

Lou Malard, Reporter May 13, 2024

Today, in our society, technology is an indispensable tool for students. Indeed, everything is made to be used on computers or phones, things such as assignments or homework are now given to students through...

Stressed student. May 12th 2024.

The Case Against Homework

Tristan Lo Conte, Reporter May 13, 2024

Today, people argue about homework in schools. Some say it helps students learn better, but recent studies show it might not be so good. In this article, I'll explain why schools should stop giving homework,...

EF girls soccer club. April 20th 2024.

Physical Education Should Be Mandatory

Hannah Lunkewitz, Reporter May 13, 2024

Physical education should be mandatory for all four years of high school because it is extremely important for teenagers. For example, a study from Mayo Clinic found that the levels of chemicals in the...

Revealing of new city in LA country by new Mayor and congresswoman, Little Armenia

Don’t Forget Armenia

Khristian Mikhnov, Reporter April 25, 2024

Around our school of EF Academy Pasadena, you can find a significant number of people living in Pasadena, Glendale, and Altadena who are of Armenian descent. many Armenians have settled in this specific...

Role of technology in education.

Courtesy of Fast Company

Social Media and Education: A Tool or a Distraction?

Daria Kalinichenko, Reporter April 25, 2024

In a world where social media platforms thrive, their role in education is more relevant than ever. I believe the question is not whether we should use social platforms in education, but how we can use...

Courtesy of Tasty Yerevan via

A Culinary Gem: Tasty Erewan’s Armenian Delights in Pasadena

Nikolai Molchanov, Reporter April 24, 2024

Tasty Yerevan, located at 1802 E Washington Blvd, invites food enthusiasts with its variety of Armenian cuisine. Tasty Yerevan effortlessly blends modern sophistication with a nod to Armenian roots, featuring...

An AP Calculus preparation book with a practice test in the background. April 23rd 2024, photographed by Jimmy Tsai.

More APs = More Opportunities?

Jimmy Tsai, Reporter April 23, 2024

My name is Jimmy Tsai, and I am a journalist for The International Changemaker. Although it’s my first year studying in the US, I am a senior at EF Academy and will graduate from high school this summer....

Modern slavery.

Fast Fashion Should Change, In A Positive Way

Tiffany Trinh, Reporter April 22, 2024

Fast fashion should change, in a positive way Fast fashion or affordable clothes that are produced in mass has always been a staple in the fashion and consumption world. In today's consumer-driven society,...

EF Students on top of the Big Bear Mountain. February 24, 2024.

Ski Trip Review

Piermatteo Di Paola, Reporter April 19, 2024

On Saturday, February 24th, at 4:45 am, everybody who signed up for the ski trip gathered in front of Cena before departure. There were 2 hours of driving ahead of us but that didn’t seem to bother anyone. The...

Ms. Somer, one of the important persons that makes the Art Night comes true. February 29th, 2024.

EF Hosts Second Annual Art Night

Tiffany Trinh, Reporter April 18, 2024

EF Academy's second annual Art Night happened successfully on Thursday, February 29th, 2024, just before spring break. EF Academy peers, parents, and staff had a chance to enjoy the artworks of the EF...

Guava, the EF Therapy Dog with students outside of the dorms.

EF Academy’s Therapy Dog, Guava

Hannah Lunkewitz, Reporter April 16, 2024

Guava is a female Black lab and golden retriever mix therapy dog, who works here on the EF Academy campus. She belongs to Ms. Collat, who teaches psychology and works as a part-time therapist on campus....

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